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Rick Stein's Spain : 140 New Recipes Inspired by My Journey off the Beaten Track - Rick Stein

Rick Stein's Spain

140 New Recipes Inspired by My Journey off the Beaten Track

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Published: 9th June 2011
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Rick Stein explores of the edible delicacies and delights found in Spain's diverse regions

In his beautifully designed and illustrated cookbook to accompany a major BBC2, 4-part series, Rick has selected over 120 recipes that capture the authentic taste of contemporary Spain. With over 100 location and recipe photographs, this is an essential book for food-lovers as well as a stunning culinary guide to a diverse country.

'I’ve wanted to make a series in Spain for a long time. I love Spanish food, I’ve been going there since I was a young boy – but until quite recently I don’t think people really took the food seriously. Thanks to a handful of really dedicated Spanish chefs and a growing enthusiasm for its rugged flavours, that has all begun to change. To me the underlying point of journeying to Spain would be to discover the ‘duende’ in the cooking. By that I mean a sense of soul, of authenticity. The word is normally used in flamenco but I think it could be equally applied to the art of Spanish cooking because to my mind, in really good food, there is a communication between the cook and diner that amounts to art.' Rick Stein

Spain is a country that tantalises every sense with it's colourful sights, evocative music, vibrant traditions and bold cookery. Spanish cooking has a rich history, with flavours reflecting the broad range of cultural influences that resulted in the subtle changes in taste between regions. Rick samples his way through the specialties and hidden treats of each region, taking in the changing landscape from the mountainous northern regions through the Spanish plains to Mediterranean beaches.

Rick’s journey begins in Galicia where he is enthralled by the abundance of the seafood - the star of the show being the percebes (goose-necked barnacles ); in Asturias Rick cooks the famous regional dish Fabada Asturiana ; then in the Basque region, Rick enjoys the local speciality, Bacalao a la Vizcaino. In Cantabria we’ll discover the best chorizo in Spain and in Navarra we’ll join Rick for a spot of trout fishing. In Mediterranean-influenced Catalonia we’ll find Rick in a bar on the harbour with a clay pot of Gambas al Ajillo. Then on to savour Paella in Valencia; stuffed, spicy aubergines in Castille-La Mancha; and truffles and quail in Extremadura. In Andalucia the highlight has to be the legendary tapas bars of Seville with the sweet and delicious Iberico ham - the best in the world.

About the Author

Rick Stein OBE is one of Britain’s favourite cookery writers and chefs. In 2004 he was named the BBC Food Personality of the Year at the BBC Radio Food and Farming Awards for his Food Heroes television series. His other tv programmes include Rick Stein’s Taste of the Sea and Seafood Lovers’ Guide – which won the Television Programme Award at the Glenfiddich Award for Food Book of the Year, and Taste of the Sea, which won both the 1995 André Simon Memorial Fund Food Book Award and the 1996 Good Food Award for Cookery Book of the Year. His most recent seafood book, Rick Stein’s Seafood, won the coveted James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year Award in 2005. Rick Stein owns The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall, which every year attracts thousands of fish lovers from Britain and abroad. He also runs the highly acclaimed Padstow Seafood School, two smaller restaurants, St. Petroc’s Bistro and Rick Stein’s Café, a deli and a fish-and-chip takeaway. Rick was awarded his OBE in 2003 for services to tourism.

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Not my favourite Stein book!

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    Comments about Rick Stein's Spain:

    Not my favourite. I watched the series and then had to have this, the series really got my travel bug up and going. I am not a big fish fan (probably should have not bought this) but Spain is obviously huge on this. Brilliant photos.

     
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    I would buy Rick Stein's books again

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      The book is a cookbook as well as a novel.

       
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      A Tasty Travelling Treat

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        Comments about Rick Stein's Spain:

        What a wonderful companion to the documentary; not only a recipe book but an exciting culinary trip through Spain again recalling all the inspiring food experiences and people Rick met and feasted with. His conversational style translates very well to the written format as does his obvious deep love for the wide range of ingredients and dishes he encountered. Can't wait to hunt down many of the ingredients he introduced me to and experiment with the recipes.

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        "Quite simply an exquisite book." * Good Housekeeping *

        Rick Stein

        Rick Stein's passion for using good-quality local produce and his talent for creating delicious flavour combinations in his books and restaurants have won him a host of awards, accolades and fans. As well as presenting a number of television series, he has published many best-selling cookery books, including French Odyssey, Coast to Coast, Far Eastern Odyssey, Rick Stein's Spain and Rick Stein's India.

        Rick has always believed in showcasing local seafood and farm produce in his four restaurants in Padstow, Cornwall, where he also has a seafood cookery school, food shops and a pub in the nearby village of St Merryn. In 2003 Rick was awarded an OBE for services to West Country tourism. He divides his time between Padstow and Australia, where he also has a seafood restaurant by the sea in Mollymook, NSW.

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        ISBN: 9781849901352
        ISBN-10: 184990135X
        Audience: General
        Format: Hardcover
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 320
        Published: 9th June 2011
        Publisher: Ebury Publishing
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 20.0  x 3.1
        Weight (kg): 1.23
        Edition Number: 1